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  • Summary: 1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's compound fails, the Allies’ greatest hope falls with it. 1960: Europe. The war is over. And the Nazis are triumphant victors. Using unrelenting force and brutal intimidation, the Nazis have brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. The Nazi regime now rules the globe with an iron fist. You are Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, the American War Hero. After delving into this world of darkness, you must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime. Only you dare stand up against an unstoppable army of Nazi robots and hulking Super Soldiers. Only you can stop Deathshead. Only you can rewrite history. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 28, 2014
    100
    Wolfenstein 3D changed how we looked at first person games in 1992 and The New Order, while not as big of a step, may be just as important of one for the future of the genre.
  2. May 26, 2014
    90
    To put it briefly: The New Order deserves a sequel. And to make sure this dream comes true, I can do only one thing: convince you to buy the new Wolfensten game. Perhaps great trailers boosted expectations too high, perhaps fanatical Return to Castle Wolfenstein players won't be as amazed, as I am, but I'm sure of this: all FPS fans will have a great time and after finishing the game they'll want more.
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    90
    While the story never reaches the level of Bioshock or Portal 2, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great experience both narratively and gameplay-wise, and has way more heart than it has any right to.
  4. May 22, 2014
    80
    Who was expecting such a big Wolfenstein return four years after the previous title? Not many, but MachineGames has developed a very good shooter with mixed gameplay (shoot&stealth), an interesting plot and great characters.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2014
    80
    If you've enjoyed shooters of old, you'll love how freshly packaged this one is.
  6. Jun 8, 2014
    80
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is an electric veg-o-matic of FPS gaming bits and pieces set thrown into the hopper and set for puree. It lacks some stuff that we’re sort of gotten used to seeing in our FPS games these days and adds, a thousand collectable widgets aside, not much that we haven’t seen elsewhere before.
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 25, 2014
    50
    The only thing in the new Wolfenstein that turned out really well is music. Shooting is decent and some weapons give proper sense of power, but developers failed to build an interesting game on these foundations. It has some good moments but none of them lasts long enough to be satisfying. Plus the writing is terrible and the way the game constantly forces all that ‘war is evil!’ preaching and Blazkowicz’s moral dilemmas down your throat is ridiculous. I actually couldn’t decide whether the game is being serious or not. [07/2014, p.56]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 400
  1. Aug 12, 2014
    10
    Absolutely FANTASTIC game. I wasn't sure what I was getting into considering the older "Wolfenstein" games during the Xbox/PS2 generation. IAbsolutely FANTASTIC game. I wasn't sure what I was getting into considering the older "Wolfenstein" games during the Xbox/PS2 generation. I am SO GLAD I took the jump into this.

    Gameplay: The shooting mechanics themselves are solid as a rock. Each gun gets it's own secondary firing function which you unlock gradually. Some of the weapons you don't even open fully until the very end of the game, so you're always getting something new to play with. You also have skill trees, which unlock bonuses for performing certain objectives in your play style. Like to run and gun? It'll reward you by giving you bonuses for that. Like to play stealth? Same deal. The great thing is when you die, you don't lose what you did previously. Example : Get an extra knife in your sheath by performing 25 stealth knife kills. Now if you killed 5 guys in that run and died, it doesn't reset on you.

    Graphics: Graphics are good. I'm not a huge graphics guy, so I don't really have much to add to it. No screen tearing, no slow down, every thing visually is good.

    Story: This is where the game shines. The story is almost something out of a Tarantino movie. It has an outrageous plot, but it's taken seriously. You care about every character (there's even a scene early on where you can make a pivotal choice with your crew that changes the way the entire game plays out) and the love story between you and the female lead is something mature and not silly. I mean, it's an alternative time line where the Nazi's rule the world in the 60's using technology such as mechs, lazers, flying fortresses, etc. But surprisingly enough it still manages to be completely serious and compelling. There's a train scene that has as much tension to it as the opening "The Jews are like the rat" scene from Inglorious Basterds.

    I recommend picking this up. I almost feel spoiled now for the rest of the year because I know I won't be getting something of this quality for awhile. You WILL NOT regret it.
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  2. Jun 1, 2014
    10
    Amazing game I have been waiting for two years for such kind of a brilliant game play. The story and the characters never make you bored itsAmazing game I have been waiting for two years for such kind of a brilliant game play. The story and the characters never make you bored its always exciting. Expand
  3. May 20, 2014
    10
    Although not bringing masses to the fps market, Wolfenstein is propped up by successful writing, plot and graphics. The characters areAlthough not bringing masses to the fps market, Wolfenstein is propped up by successful writing, plot and graphics. The characters are relatable and Wolfenstein is an overall very good game. Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2015
    9
    Return to the castle Wolfenstein is my favorite Wolfenstein, with all the fun gameplay and dark-horror design, Wolfenstein The New OrderReturn to the castle Wolfenstein is my favorite Wolfenstein, with all the fun gameplay and dark-horror design, Wolfenstein The New Order continues the dark heavy story with modern gameplay that fits the game very much, its a piece of art, story design and music speaks for itself really cool game Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2019
    8
    - Graficos: 7
    - Jogabilidade: 9
    - Historia: 9 - Direção: 8 - Trilha Sonora: 8 - Densempenho (RTX 2060 + Ryzen 1600): Vsync On (60fps
    - Graficos: 7
    - Jogabilidade: 9
    - Historia: 9
    - Direção: 8
    - Trilha Sonora: 8
    - Densempenho (RTX 2060 + Ryzen 1600): Vsync On (60fps cravados sempre, sem esforcos da placa de video...)

    Comentario: A gameplay me surpreendeu. A jogabilidade no pc é outra! (joguei no console, a principio)
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  6. Dec 11, 2014
    7
    +Сюжет
    +Колоритные персонажи
    +Атмосфера +Музыка +Дизайн +Музыкальное сопровождение -Оружие плохо ощущается -Глупые противники
    +Сюжет
    +Колоритные персонажи
    +Атмосфера
    +Музыка
    +Дизайн
    +Музыкальное сопровождение
    -Оружие плохо ощущается
    -Глупые противники
    -Примитивный стелс
    -Каноничная непрошибаемость героя
    -Скромный арсенал
    -Слабая роль системы перков
    -Блёклая графика
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  7. Dec 28, 2016
    0
    A 2016 review.

    Sorry but is impossible to play this game... lock at 60fps. The game is very slow with LOTS OF TEARS. If I can play the
    A 2016 review.

    Sorry but is impossible to play this game... lock at 60fps. The game is very slow with LOTS OF TEARS. If I can play the witcher 3 at 144 (sync) or 180 without sync (at max settings, plus force SSAA) I need to play this game at least at 144hz lock.

    This is a deal break for me.
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